Proof That I Need To Take Care Of Myself More Often…

I had my massage today. It was lovely. Especially after I went running this morning in 26 degree weather. Thank God it was sunny. And my friend made me go. So I’ve apparently not been there in awhile. You’d think that I’d know this because I couldn’t tell you for the life of me the last time I was there. Or maybe because my knots had knots. Or maybe because…

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I Feel So Decadent…

Back in January, my parents added an item to our calendar at home. “Aquarium” it said. 8am. When I asked my mom about it, she told me that she was going to take the wee ones to the aquarium on Thursday of spring break. Auntie Megan volunteers there, and she wanted to show them the museum. If they were going to leave at 8am, my mom decided they needed to…

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My Little Boy Is Growing Up…

So yesterday Mister Man learned how to use the brakes on his bike. Today, he did a playdate by himself. As you may or may not know, my son is slightly special needs. He was very delayed in his speech and started speech therapy when he was 17 months old and still made no sounds. We found that part of the reason he didn’t talk was his low muscle tone,…

Some Things Take Awhile To Sink In…

… but when they do, they’re in for good! We actually had a decent day in terms of weather today. I was so shocked. In fact, we went to the Children’s Museum this morning, and I dressed the kids in their winter coats and hats. I didn’t exactly make them zipper up when we left at one. In fact, when they woke up from their naps (yep, we still nap)…

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Out Of The Mouths Of Babes…

I know I need to do a better job tracking what cracks me up about my kids. Just this weekend, they put on quite a show… Little Miss (the girl after my own heart): Look! I got MONEY!This after taking inventory of the basket the Easter Bunny (grandma) had left her. She of course opened the egg that contained the $1 bill first. That was definitely the most excited she…

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Easter Party Recap

For all of you who have been waiting to hear how the Easter egg hunt went – with bated breath, I assume – I finally have the update. My apologies for the delay. We went to spend Easter with the in-laws (lots ‘o stories to come yet on this trip, trust me), and I didn’t have access to a computer from Thursday until tonight. So without further ado: Yep, I…

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I Broke A Cardinal Mommy Rule…

Yes, I survived the Easter egg hunt and party at my house … with 36 kids (one added just today). However, I’m too exhausted to post about that, so you’ll have to be patient. I do have a couple of pics to share from it though! What’s the one thing a mom isn’t allowed to do? If you answered “get sick” then you have children. Yep, that’s the answer of…

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At Least Something’s Sinking In….

I try to teach the wee ones right from wrong and about how they should behave and the like. Actually, what parent doesn’t try to do that? Of course, some parents have different definitions of right and wrong, but everyone tries at least. Minor rant: Parking at Little Miss’s preschool is somewhat scarce. You can park along the main entrance, the 8 or 10 parking spots behind the school or…

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It Never Crossed My Mind

I’m certifiably insane, for those of you who haven’t picked up on that yet. I also have a problem with the word “no.” My babysitting co-op has an Easter Egg hunt every year, which in the past has involved hunting for one dozen eggs per child and having the Easter Bunny come to give each child a basket of cr#p. Last year, it was supposed to be at the social…

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I Need A Bath!

As I’ve mentioned a few times now, I’ll be the maid of honor for a friend’s wedding on May 3, and we’re wearing *gasp* satin. And my friend is a size 4. Needless to say, I’ve been trying to flatten my tummy since so wonderfully inspired by Dawn Meehand of Because I Said So! http://www.mom2my6pack.blogspot.com/. Thinking about the activities I could do that would melt off pounds (HA!), running immediately…